The Hottie Project

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It started with a simple idea... and after an incredible response last year 
from kind and generous crafters around New Zealand (and the world!) 
we are excited to launch "The Hottie Project 2014"

With your help, we are hoping we can make winter a little 
cosier and warmer for a bunch of lovely children by 
creating a BIG stack of lovely warm 
hottie covers to keep Christchurch children 
cosy this winter.  


Here's how YOU can help:

·  Create a hottie cover!  Sew, crochet, knit or embroider - whatever takes your fancy!  The key here is keeping children warm, so your hottie cover doesn't need to be super fancy, just lovely and cuddly and something you would love to keep your children warm.

·  Enter your email address in the box above to receive an email with the pattern, templates, tutorials etc. along with postal details and all you need to join in.

· Post your completed cover to me (address provided in the welcome pack) and KidsCan will provide the bottle and distribute to a child in Chirstchurch!  

·  Promote the project on your blog and facebook.  Share the button below.  #hottieproject on instagram and twitter.  Join the linky below (at the very bottom of the page) and share pics of your hottie cover project and inspire others.


The care parcel for Chirstchurch will be finalised at the end of June 2014 so time to get sewing!
Covers received after that date will be still be distributed, but locally to children in West Auckland.

Many thanks to you all for your support. 
You guys are awesome.  x


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Some examples of hotties made by YOU in 2013!


and here some pics from the Hottie Making Night at the Make Cafe!




61 comments:

  1. wonderful stuff Lisa!
    Could you send me a template please, I'm determined to have a bash. msmaxbennett@gmail.com.
    As you know I have 'a bit' of a blanket stash. any particular colour you think would be most suitable?
    Also, is there an end date for completion? I work best with a deadline, (and I also need to know it's feasible for me!)

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  2. Hey Lisa, Could you send me a template too, as I will need to provide a template, if any local craft and church group get involved thankyou lhootnzatgmaildotcom

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  3. Yay! Please send me the template - you know I'm in! x

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  4. Fantastic idea and a great cause. I would love a template so I can get making - thanks!

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  5. Send me the template too. I am totally in.

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  6. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Hello, what a wonderful idea. I'd love to have a go...please send me a template too. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for your help! Please send me an email to thebiglittleshop@gmail.com so I can reply with the template. Thanks! Lisa x

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  7. Anonymous12:02 PM

    would love to help :)

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    1. Thanks for your help! Please send me an email to thebiglittleshop@gmail.com so I can reply with the template. Thanks! Lisa x

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  8. what a beautiful and generous idea xx

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  9. would love to help, could you please email me the template & I shall get sewing :)
    email owlandhedgehog@eol.co.nz Thanks Steph :)

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  10. What a lovely lovely idea. I've just shared on my Facebook page for you :) Can you please email me the template to info@littlehousewife.co.nz and I'll get sewing x

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  11. Can you please e-mail me a template? I have a friend who makes lovely things out of felted wool sweaters and she has LOTS of scraps. Maybe I can help her clear her stash, and make something great too! barbandemily@yahoo.ca

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  12. this is a powerful initiative - a wonderful thing to do - I'm in - and I'd also love the template as so far my efforts at hottie covers have been all wonky!

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  13. Wspaniały pomysł!
    Mogę prosić o szablon! Spróbuję się przyłączyć, tylko pytanie czy z Polski też możemy się dołączyć?

    pozdrawiam cieplutko
    Barbara

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  14. Love, love, love this - please send me a template. I couldn't think of a better way for my daughter and I to spend our winter evenings.
    Andrea :-)

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    1. Thanks for your help! Please send me an email to thebiglittleshop@gmail.com so I can reply with the template. Thanks! Lisa x

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  15. PLease send me a template. We are organising a night! Thanks, Jozie.
    sharpetj@xtra.co.nz

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  16. I'd love to help out, will email you now!

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  17. Great idea Lisa :-) I've just emailed you for the template!

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  18. I have read about the project on Deb's blog. please send me a template. greetings from France.

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  19. So great to see the response!! Such a brilliant initiative Lisa!

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  20. You can count me in & I woukd love for you to email me a template. anniebhandmade@gmail.com

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  21. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Hey there can I have a template please... I do a bit of knitting, sewing and crocheting and would like to do all. Thanks.. I've also shared on FB. Gr8 idea. yvonne@morrison.kiwi.nz

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  22. Would love to help, I'll email you for a template :)

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  23. Gorgeous little thing!

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  24. What a fantastic idea. I would love a template-marlene.scobbie@gmail.com.

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  25. Yes please. I'll be needing one of those email templates too.
    What a lovely thing to do.
    x

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  26. Great idea..yes please send me a template...

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  27. Anonymous3:56 PM

    What an awesome idea - yes please send me a template - Marianne

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  28. That's a great initiative, please send me a pattern too. I will link it to our blog to pass on the word - Blue x

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  29. Great idea, please send me the template so I too can pass it around - June

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  30. Fantastic idea, would love to help, my sewing is a little on the beginners side, however would like to give it a go. Please send me a template too.

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  31. Hi could you please send me a template for this its a great idea. here's my email rabbitsandregalia@gmail.com

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  32. Lovely idea Lisa, can you send me a template, hopefully I can run a couple up before the weekend,whatnottextiles@gmail.com.

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  33. i would love to make some hottie covers. could i get a template please
    iamchickenfoot@yahoo.com

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  34. I would love to make one to keep a wee one warm this winter what a wonderful idea ! Id love a template so will email you too :)

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  35. I've been seeing gorgeous hottie covers everywhere and now I want to make one.

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  36. I would love to join in the hottie project - please email me the template too... melgan@woosh.co.nz

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  37. I would love to join in and help. Could you please email me the template, vintageeight@gmail.com. I can't wait to get started!

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  38. Hi - this is a great project and I hope I'm not too late to do one. Please can you send me a template, thanks, raewynbarge@gmail.com

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  39. Hi Lisa, I'd love to get involved. Could you please email me the template - chocolatedoghandmade@gmail.com. Thanks, Stacey

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  40. A great idea, I would love to do one, being a crafty person! Have you thought about wheatbags, these are easy to make, and don't ever leak! would you accept those instead? Can you also please check out and spread the word about our project in North Canterbury, Meals For Mums Amberley, providing 5 x meals when mums first come home with their new baby. Our website is www.mealsformumsamberley.weebly.com, and our facebook page needs a few more likers just type in "Meals for Mums Amberley"...

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  41. Hi I would like to try too if I am not too late. Please can you send me a template, thanks, Wendy

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  42. I'd love to take part in this! Please send me a template! Hope it's not too late. Just got word of this via The Make Cafe blog.

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  43. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Hi, I'm in Australia but still a Kiwi at heart. Would love to make some hottie covers. Can you please send me a template/pattern to deniglass@yahoo.com
    Such a worthy cause.

    Deni

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  44. Pam Angland12:55 PM

    I would love to take part in this. I will send you my email address in order to get a pattern. What an awesome idea!

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  45. Hi there, would love to get behind this project too! Will email as well. Thanks for getting it started!

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  46. Gorgeous awhi for chch children and adults alike.

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  47. Anonymous10:07 PM

    Great idea! I'd love to help. Please send me a template at ellsiedesign@xtra.co.nz
    Thank you :)

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  48. Yasmin Davis12:31 AM

    Yes please, can I join in.
    yfranzmayr@yahoo.co.uk
    Cheers, Yasmin

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  49. This is a great idea, can you send me the template too so I can have a go? Have sent you an email. Thanks Debbie

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  50. Would love to join in from Australia.
    asgubin@bigpond.com
    Cheers Dre :)

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  51. I'm hoping to get my covers with bottles in the post to Christchurch tomorrow. Hope they won't be too late for handing out.

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  52. Hi,
    What a lovely idea. We would love to help you promote this over at www.kiwimummyblogs.co.nz, even thou we are in Spring!! Email us at contact@kiwimummyblogs.co.nz
    From the new team at KMB
    Warm regards,

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  53. Hi Im in Australia and would love to join too.would love for you to send me the template too.
    hugs Lisa
    xo

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  54. Fabric is found, I think I know where my wool embroidery threads are so I'll be cutting out today or tomorrow.

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  55. What a lovely idea and happy to help, cant wait to whip up something cute! please send me a copy of the template justalittlebitcute@xtra.co.nz

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  56. Hi, could you give me an idea of the size of a standard water bottle? I don't have one and the crochet cover I've made from the pattern looks huge! Maybe a note about size for those of us knitting or crocheting would help, or a gauge in the patterns, especially if we want to do our own thing?

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    1. Hi Jacqui, have just emailed you :) x

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